Stelophorous statue of Nentowaref

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II
1426–1400 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 41 x 26 x 15.2 cm (16 1/8 x 10 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1986.747

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Kneeling statue of Nentowaref, with his hands raised in a gesture of adoration. The stele resting on his knees is inscribed with a hymn to the sun god Re. Nentowaref wears a plain wig and long, belted skirt, which trails on the ground beneath his legs. His facial features resemble those in representations of Amenhotep II, the pharaoh under whom Nentowaref served.

Provenance

By 1986: with Galerie Uraeus, Paris (said to have been in a British private collection); 1986: purchased by the MFA from Galerie Uraeus.

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, William S. Smith Fund, Horace and Florence B. Mayer Fund and Frank B. Bemis Fund